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V&E Announces New Leadership Roles in Shareholder Activism Practice, Corporate Department Published: 02-08-2018

Vinson & Elkins LLP announced today several new leadership appointments, including naming attorneys Lawrence Elbaum, Jeff Floyd, Patrick Gadson and Steve Gill as the senior leadership team of the firm’s Shareholder Activism practice.

USA Compression Partners to Acquire Compression Business from Energy Transfer Partners 01-16-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised USA Compression Partners, LP (“USAC”) in connection with a transaction valued at approximately $1.8 billion providing for (i) the contribution of Energy Transfer Partners L.P.’s subsidiaries, CDM Resource Management LLC and CDM Environmental & Technical Services LLC, to USAC, (ii) the cancellation of the incentive distribution rights in USAC and conversion of the general partner interest in USAC into a non-economic general partner interest and (iii) committed financing transactions, including (1) the issuance of $500 million perpetual preferred units to investment funds managed or sub-advised by EIG Global Energy Partners and other investors and (2) $725 million in debt financing from JPMorgan and Barclays.

Liberty Oilfield Services Prices Upsized Initial Public Offering 01-12-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. in the pricing of an upsized initial public offering of 12,731,092 shares of its Class A common stock at $17.00 per share. 

Northwoods Energy Announces Acquisition of SM Energy’s Powder River Basin Assets for $500M 01-10-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Northwoods Energy LLC (formerly known as Converse Energy) and certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC in connection with Northwoods’ $500 million acquisition of SM Energy’s core Powder River Basin assets.

Riverstone Holdings and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division Acquire Lucid Energy II for $1.6B 01-08-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Lucid Energy Group II, LLC (“Lucid II”), a portfolio company of EnCap Flatrock Midstream, in the sale of Lucid II to a joint venture controlled by Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund VI, L.P., an investment fund managed by Riverstone Holdings LLC, and investment funds managed by the Merchant Banking Division of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. for approximately $1.6 billion in cash.

Wail Alkahtany Joins V&E As Counsel 01-08-2018

Wail Alkahtany, a corporate attorney who focuses his practice on capital markets, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and contractual disputes, has joined the Law Office of Looaye M. Al-Akkas, in association with Vinson & Elkins, as Counsel.

CrownRock Announces Perpetual Preferred Equity Investment 01-04-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised CrownRock Holdings, L.P., an oil and gas producing joint venture of CrownQuest Operating and Lime Rock Partners, in connection with its $475 million perpetual preferred equity investment from funds managed by Magnetar Capital and EIG Global Energy Partners, respectively. 

Vinson & Elkins Promotes 8 To Counsel 01-04-2018

Vinson & Elkins has named eight new counsel. The promotions span four offices and five practice areas, including: appellate; complex commercial litigation; employment, labor and OSHA; finance; and mergers & acquisitions and capital markets.

Owens Realty Mortgage Announces Repurchase and Settlement Agreement with Freestone Capital Management 01-03-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Owens Realty Mortgage, Inc. in its negotiation of a settlement agreement and repurchase of shares held by Freestone Capital Management, LLC. 

Enviva Holdings Announces New JV and Acquisition of Wood Pellet Production Plant 01-02-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Enviva Development Holdings, LLC in connection with its new joint venture, Enviva JV Development Company, LLC, with affiliates of The John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) to acquire, develop and construct wood pellet production plants and deep-water marine terminals in the Southeastern United States. 

Vinson & Elkins to Distribute Nearly a Half-Million Dollars in Hurricane Harvey Relief Funds to Local Non-Profits 12-27-2017

Vinson & Elkins LLP announced that it will direct donations of nearly a half-million dollars from its Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to local non-profit organizations that are directly assisting storm victims and repairing damage to Houston and its surrounding areas. 

Papa Murphy's Announces Cooperation Agreement with MFP Partners and Misada Capital 12-21-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. in its negotiation of a cooperation agreement with MFP Partners, L.P. and Misada Capital Holdings, LLC.

Chisholm Oil and Gas, MVP Holdings Announce Formation of Great Salt Plains Midstream Joint Venture 12-20-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Chisholm Oil and Gas, LLC and its subsidiaries (collectively, Chisholm) in connection with the formation of Great Salt Plains Midstream Holdings, LLC, a joint venture between MVM Midstream LLC and Chisholm.

Law360 Names Steve Gill A 2017 MVP 12-20-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Steve Gill has been named one of Law360’s 2017 Energy MVPs of the Year for his work guiding clients through major mergers and acquisitions, including helping to establish one of the largest natural gas producers in the country.

Craig Margolis Named to Law360’s 2017 MVP List 12-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Craig Margolis has been named one of Law360’s 2017 MVPs of the Year, for his successful representation of two major U.S. defense contractors accused of defrauding the federal government.

Vinson & Elkins Names 11 New Partners 12-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins has promoted 11 lawyers to partner, effective Jan. 1, 2018: Marisa Secco in Austin; Peter Marshall in Dallas; Shamus Crosby, Lina Dimachkieh, James Garrett and Guy Gribov in Houston; Federico Fruhbeck, Dan Graham and Louise Woods in London; Lawrence Elbaum in New York; and Margaret Peloso in Washington, D.C.

Noble Energy Divests Interest in General Partner of CONE Midstream to CNX Resources 12-15-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Noble Energy Inc. in connection with a definitive agreement with CNX Resources Corporation whereby Noble Energy will divest its 50 percent interest in CONE Gathering LLC for cash consideration of $305 million.

Marathon Petroleum Corp. and MPLX to Exchange MPC's General Partner Interests for MPLX Common Units 12-15-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) in its agreement with MPLX LP for MPC to exchange its general partner economic interests in MPLX, which include incentive distribution rights, for 275 million newly issued MPLX common units.

Activist Insight Monthly's 2017 Intermediary Awards Rank V&E #1 for Issuer Representation 12-13-2017

Vinson & Elkins’ Shareholder Activism Response Team has received the No. 1 ranking for issuer representation as part of Activist Insight Monthly’s 2017 Intermediary Awards. The firm is credited with advising on 29 campaigns.

Noble Midstream Partners and Greenfield Midstream Form DJ Basin JV, Acquire Saddle Butte Pipeline 12-12-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Noble Midstream Partners LP in connection with the formation of Black Diamond Gathering, LLC (“Black Diamond”), a joint venture with Greenfield Midstream, LLC, and Black Diamond’s definitive agreements to acquire Saddle Butte Rockies Midstream, LLC and affiliates for $625 million. 

Oasis Petroleum Announces Delaware Basin Acquisition, Public Offering of Common Stock 12-12-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Oasis Petroleum Inc. in its purchase and sale agreement with Forge Energy, LLC to acquire 20,300 net acres in the Delaware Basin for approximately $946 million.

Chisholm Oil and Gas, MVP Holdings Announce Formation of Great Salt Plains Midstream Joint Venture 12-20-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Chisholm Oil and Gas, LLC and its subsidiaries (collectively, Chisholm) in connection with the formation of Great Salt Plains Midstream Holdings, LLC, a joint venture between MVM Midstream LLC and Chisholm.

Noble Energy Divests Interest in General Partner of CONE Midstream to CNX Resources 12-15-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Noble Energy Inc. in connection with a definitive agreement with CNX Resources Corporation whereby Noble Energy will divest its 50 percent interest in CONE Gathering LLC for cash consideration of $305 million.

Marathon Petroleum Corp. and MPLX to Exchange MPC's General Partner Interests for MPLX Common Units 12-15-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) in its agreement with MPLX LP for MPC to exchange its general partner economic interests in MPLX, which include incentive distribution rights, for 275 million newly issued MPLX common units.

Noble Midstream Partners and Greenfield Midstream Form DJ Basin JV, Acquire Saddle Butte Pipeline 12-12-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Noble Midstream Partners LP in connection with the formation of Black Diamond Gathering, LLC (“Black Diamond”), a joint venture with Greenfield Midstream, LLC, and Black Diamond’s definitive agreements to acquire Saddle Butte Rockies Midstream, LLC and affiliates for $625 million. 

Oasis Petroleum Announces Delaware Basin Acquisition, Public Offering of Common Stock 12-12-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Oasis Petroleum Inc. in its purchase and sale agreement with Forge Energy, LLC to acquire 20,300 net acres in the Delaware Basin for approximately $946 million.

Helmerich & Payne Acquires Magnetic Variation Services 12-08-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Helmerich & Payne, Inc. on intellectual property matters associated with its acquisition of Magnetic Variation Services, LLC, an industry leader in enhancing the accuracy of directional drilling surveys through its geomagnetic modeling.

Valorem Energy Acquires LINN Energy’s Williston Basin Interests 12-07-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Valorem Energy, LLC in connection with its acquisition of LINN Energy, Inc.’s Williston Basin interests for a purchase price of $285 million, subject to customary purchase price adjustments.

Bill Barrett Corp. Announces $649M Combination with Fifth Creek Energy 12-05-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Fifth Creek Energy Company, LLC, a portfolio company of NGP, in a strategic business combination with Bill Barrett Corporation in a transaction valued at approximately $649 million. The transaction creates a premier exploitation and production company exclusively focused on oil-weighted rural areas in the Denver-Julesburg Basin.

Three Carriers Added to Daseke Family 12-04-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Daseke, Inc., the leading consolidator and largest flatbed and specialized transportation company in North America, in connection with the addition of three top-tier flatbed and specialized carriers to Daseke’s family of companies: Tennessee Steel Haulers & Co. (TSH & Co.), The Roadmaster Group and Moore Freight Service.

SailPoint Technologies Closes IPO 11-21-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. in its initial public offering of 20,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $12.00 per share. 

Talos Energy LLC to Combine with Stone Energy Corporation 11-21-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Talos Energy LLC in its combination with Stone Energy Corporation in an all-stock transaction that will create a premier offshore-focused exploration and production company. The company will be named Talos Energy, Inc.

SandRidge Energy to Acquire Bonanza Creek Energy 11-15-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised SandRidge Energy in its definitive merger agreement with Bonanza Creek Energy, under which SandRidge will acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Bonanza Creek in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at $36.00 per share. The purchase price implies a total transaction value of approximately $746 million.

Tellurian and Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals Enter EPC Agreements Totaling $15.2B For Driftwood LNG 11-13-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Driftwood LNG LLC and Tellurian Inc. in connection with four fixed price, lump sum turnkey agreements between Tellurian and Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Inc., totaling $15.2 billion, for the engineering, procurement and construction of Driftwood LNG, a liquefied natural gas export facility proposed near Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Sentinel Energy Services Inc. Closes Initial Public Offering 11-07-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Sentinel Energy Services Inc. in its initial public offering of 30,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit.

Rosehill Resources Inc. to Expand Delaware Basin Position 10-30-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Rosehill Resources Inc. in connection with its acquisition of 4,565 net undeveloped acres, which includes producing properties with limited production of 40 Boepd, in the Southern Delaware Basin. Subject to certain conditions, Rosehill may acquire up to an additional 4,535 net acres at the same price per net acre.

BP Midstream Partners LP Closes Initial Public Offering 10-30-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised BP Midstream Partners LP in connection with its initial public offering of 42,500,000 common units representing limited partner interests at $18.00 per common unit.

C&J Energy Services to Acquire O-Tex Holdings, Inc. 10-25-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised C&J Energy Services, Inc., in the acquisition of O-Tex Holdings, Inc. and its operating subsidiaries, including O-Tex Pumping, L.L.C.

HollyFrontier and Holly Energy Partners Announce IDR Simplification Agreement 10-19-2017

Vinson & Elkins provided tax counsel to Holly Energy Partners, L.P. (Holly Energy) in connection with Holly Energy and HEP Logistics Holdings, L.P.’s (HEP GP) definitive agreement to eliminate the incentive distribution rights held by HEP GP and convert HEP GP’s 2% general partner interest in Holly Energy into a non-economic interest in exchange for the issuance by Holly Energy of 37,250,000 of its common units to HEP GP, representing total equity value of $1.25 billion based on Holly Energy’s previous closing day price of $33.56.

CryoLife Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire JOTEC 10-10-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised CryoLife, Inc., a leading medical device and tissue processing company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, in connection with its definitive agreement to acquire JOTEC AG, a German-based, privately-held developer of technologically differentiated endovascular stent grafts, and cardiac and vascular surgical grafts, focused on aortic repair.

Cooke Inc. to Acquire Omega Protein Corporation for $22.00 Per Share 10-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Omega Protein Corporation (“Omega Protein”), a nutritional product company and a leading integrated provider of specialty oils and specialty protein products, in connection with its definitive agreement with Cooke Inc. ("Cooke"), a New Brunswick company and parent of Cooke Aquaculture Inc., under which Cooke will acquire all outstanding shares of Omega Protein for $22.00 per share in cash or approximately $500 million.

Chris Strong Named Co-Chair of Drafting Committee for AIPN Model Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement 03-07-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Chris Strong has been named co-chair of the Drafting Committee for the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators’ (AIPN) Model Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement for the purchase of international oil and gas assets.

Vinson & Elkins Expands Middle East Disputes Presence 03-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins’ will expand its Middle East disputes presence in March, when partner Amir Ghaffari relocates to Dubai to lead the firm’s growing International Dispute Resolution practice in the region. 

Vinson & Elkins Promotes Nine to Counsel 01-30-2017

Vinson & Elkins has named nine new counsel. The promotions include attorneys spanning five offices and seven practice areas, including energy transactions and projects, energy regulation, executive compensation and benefits, restructuring and reorganization, complex commercial litigation, environmental and natural resources, and mergers and acquisitions and capital markets.

Former AUSA Michael S. Dry Joins V&E as Partner 01-08-2017

Michael S. Dry, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and most recently the Deputy Chief of its Criminal Division, has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in the firm’s Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense practice.

Corporate Technology Lawyer Andrew Smetana Joins Vinson & Elkins as Counsel 01-03-2017

Andrew Smetana, an experienced attorney with venture capital, finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law and governance capabilities, has joined Vinson & Elkins as counsel in Austin.

V&E Names Eight New Partners 12-13-2016

Vinson & Elkins announces the promotion of eight lawyers to its partnership, effective January 1, 2017: Mark Brasher, Jason McIntosh, Becky Petereit, Bailey Pham, Simon Rootsey, Lande Spottswood, Thomas Zentner and Craig Zieminski. 

Vinson & Elkins Named Among Best Companies to Work for in Texas 11-22-2016

Vinson & Elkins has been named among the 2017 “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” by Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business (TAB), the Texas Society for Human Resources Management and Best Companies Group.

David Tsai Appointed as Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council 11-11-2016

Vinson & Elkins partner David Tsai has been appointed a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council for the Northern District of California. Tsai is one of six lawyers selected, and will serve a three-year term. He will join 12 continuing lawyer representatives. 

Vinson & Elkins Adds Leading International Tax Lawyer Natan Leyva in Washington, D.C. 11-08-2016

Vinson & Elkins has strengthened its global Tax practice with the addition of Natan Leyva as a partner. Leyva, who will reside in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, focuses on all aspects of international tax planning.

David Tsai Nominated to Board of Directors of the Bar Association of San Francisco 10-16-2016

Vinson & Elkins partner David Tsai has been nominated to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), effective January 1, 2017. 

John Elwood Named Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers 10-04-2016

Vinson & Elkins partner John Elwood has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL). Membership in AAAL is reserved for experienced appellate advocates who have demonstrated the highest skill level and integrity.

V&E Strengthens London Private Equity Practice with Addition of Partner Shaun Lascelles 10-03-2016

Firm’s Growing Private Equity Practice Also Includes New Counsel Simon Rootsey and Daniel D. Graham

Widely respected M&A and private equity lawyer Shaun Lascelles has joined Vinson & Elkins LLP as a partner, enhancing the firm’s growing Private Equity practice group in London.

Intellectual Property Partners Jennifer Chen and John Fuisz Join V&E 08-22-2016

Vinson & Elkins continues to strengthen its global Intellectual Property practice with the addition of two partners in Washington, D.C. The firm’s newest partners, Jennifer Chen and John Fuisz, join an IP team bolstered by several recent hires in California and Texas, and the opening of the firm’s Taipei office.

Renowned Corporate Technology Partner Paul Tobias Joins V&E 08-15-2016

Corporate attorney Paul Tobias, widely regarded for his work with technology and growth companies, has joined Vinson & Elkins LLP as a partner in the firm’s Austin office.

USC Researchers Identify John Elwood Among Most Successful Supreme Court Attorneys (2012-2015) 08-02-2016

Vinson & Elkins appellate partner John P. Elwood’s record for winning U.S. Supreme Court review is currently among the best in the country, according to a recent study published by the University of Southern California.

Tom Leatherbury Named Chair of The NALP Foundation 07-27-2016

Tom Leatherbury, a partner in Vinson & Elkins’ Dallas office, has been named chair of the board of trustees for The NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education. He will serve as chair from July 2016 through July 2018.

V&E Selected to Chinese Enterprises Investment & Trade Service Alliance 07-13-2016

Vinson & Elkins has been selected as a preferred service provider and sponsor of the newly established Chinese Enterprises Investment and Trade Service Alliance, a service group that aims to assist Chinese companies attempting to expand in the U.S.

Lindsey Vaala Elected to D.C. Bar Association Board of Governors 07-11-2016

Lindsey Vaala, a senior associate in Vinson & Elkins’ Washington, D.C. office, has been elected to the Board of Governors for the D.C. Bar Association.

Tom Leatherbury Appointed Chair of the Yale Alumni Fund Board 06-30-2016

Tom Leatherbury, co-head of Vinson & Elkins’ Appellate practice group and Chairman of Talent Management, has been named Chair of the Yale Alumni Fund Board of Directors.

James Loftis Elected Member of London Court of International Arbitration 06-22-2016

James Loftis, head of Vinson & Elkins’ International Dispute Resolution practice, has been elected a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) for a five-year term.

The UK Legal 500 2017 Ranks V&E in 6 Categories, Recognizes 14 Attorneys 10-12-2017

The UK Legal 500 ranks Vinson & Elkins in six categories and recommends 14 of the firm’s lawyers in its 2017 edition. Additionally, V&E partner Alex Msimang was named a Leading Lawyer in London: Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Oil & Gas.

Euromoney’s 2018 Benchmark Litigation Recognizes V&E, 17 V&E Lawyers Ranked 10-03-2017

Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation has again recognized Vinson & Elkins’ Texas litigation group as “Highly Recommended” and the firm’s Washington, D.C. litigation group as “Recommended” in its 2018 edition. V&E’s Appellate group is also recognized nationally.

Law360 Names V&E a 2017 Texas Powerhouse 10-02-2017

Vinson & Elkins has once again been named a Texas Powerhouse by Law360, in recognition of the firm’s outstanding corporate and litigation successes over the past year.

NLJ Names Michael Holmes a 2017 Winning Litigator 09-28-2017

The National Law Journal has named Vinson & Elkins partner Michael Holmes a 2017 Winning Litigator, in recognition of a major trial court victory for Energy Transfer Equity, LP, which resulted in the termination of a proposed $38 billion merger with The Williams Companies.

V&E Ranked #1 for Company Defense by Number of Campaigns in Thomson Reuters' First Half 2017 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard 09-26-2017

Vinson & Elkins earned the #1 ranking by number of campaigns among law firms defending public companies against shareholder activism campaigns in Thomson Reuters’ First Half 2017 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard. V&E was credited for advising on 16 campaigns during the first half of 2017.

V&E Named Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year by International Tax Review 09-20-2017

Vinson & Elkins has been named US: Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year as part of the 2017 International Tax Review American Tax Awards. V&E was one of six finalists in consideration for the award.

Chambers Latin America Recognizes V&E’s Energy Practice 09-20-2017

Chambers Latin America has again recognized Vinson & Elkins in its 2018 rankings. V&E is ranked by Chambers in the Latin America-Wide category for Energy & Natural Resources. Additionally, partner Boyd Carano is listed in the individual Energy & Natural Resources rankings.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 4 V&E Lawyers to 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers List 09-20-2017

Super Lawyers has named four Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. Additionally, nine lawyers have been selected for the New York Metro Rising Stars list.

Leatherbury and Pham Receive Texas Lawyer Professional Excellence Awards 09-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins partners Tom Leatherbury and Bailey Pham have each been selected to receive a 2017 Texas Lawyer Professional Excellence Award, in recognition of their impact on the legal profession in Texas.

Legal 500 Latin America 2017 Recommends V&E in 3 Practice Areas, 5 Attorneys Recognized 09-06-2017

Legal 500 Latin America once again recognizes Vinson & Elkins in the Corporate and M&A, International Arbitration and Projects and Energy categories in its 2017 guide.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 63 V&E Attorneys to 2017 Texas Super Lawyers List 09-05-2017

Super Lawyers has selected 63 Vinson & Elkins lawyers to the Texas Super Lawyers list in its 2017 guide.

The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) 2018 Lists 101 V&E Lawyers 08-15-2017

The Best Lawyers in America 2018 has recognized 101 Vinson & Elkins lawyers in its newest guide. In addition, the publication has named nine V&E attorneys “Lawyers of the Year” for 2018.

Who’s Who Legal (Law Business Research Ltd.) 2017 Recognizes 37 V&E Attorneys 07-25-2017

Who’s Who Legal has recognized 37 Vinson & Elkins attorneys in its 2017 guide. Inclusion in the publication is based on several factors: the total number of lawyers listed in the Who’s Who Legal series, the total number of practice areas in which the firm is listed in the series; the total number of jurisdictions in which the firm has a presence; and the number of recommended lawyers per jurisdiction.

Law360 Names Bryan Loocke 2017 Energy Rising Star 07-25-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Bryan Loocke has been named one of Law360’s 2017 Energy Rising Stars in recognition of his work brokering “a slew of multibillion-dollar deals in the oil patch.” Loocke is one of just five Rising Stars selected in the energy category this year.

Margaret Peloso Selected as ABA Top 40 Young Lawyer 07-17-2017

Vinson & Elkins counsel Margaret Peloso has been selected as a 2017 American Bar Association “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer.” The award is given by the ABA Young Lawyers Division to 40 members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership and legal and community service.

United States Lawyer Rankings Names V&E Partner Larry Nettles Top Environmental Lawyer 07-12-2017

For a tenth consecutive year, the United States Lawyer Rankings has recognized Vinson & Elkins partner Larry Nettles as the top environmental lawyer in the United States on its “Top 10 List” of lawyers considered the best in the country.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Recognizes 7 V&E Attorneys in 2017 Northern California Guide 07-07-2017

Super Lawyers has recognized seven Vinson & Elkins attorneys in its 2017 Northern California guide. Four attorneys were named to the Northern California Super Lawyers list and three were named to the Rising Stars list.

Vault Ranks Vinson & Elkins as Best Law Firm in Texas 06-28-2017

Associates rated Vinson & Elkins the No. 1 law firm in Texas, according to Vault’s 2018 rankings by region. In addition, the firm topped Vault’s practice area rankings for energy, oil and gas law for the second consecutive year.

National Law Journal Names Kevin Gaynor An "Energy and Environmental Trailblazer" 06-02-2017

The National Law Journal (NLJ) has selected Vinson & Elkins partner Kevin Gaynor to its list of 2017 “Energy and Environmental Trailblazers.” As one of 50 legal professionals nationwide to be honored, Gaynor is recognized for his contributions and achievements in the environmental field.

The Legal 500 U.S. 2017 (Legalease, Ltd.) Ranks V&E in 39 Practice Areas, Recommends 84 Lawyers 05-31-2017

The Legal 500 U.S. recognized Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 39 categories, named four lawyers as “Leading Lawyers” in its 2017 guide. In total, 84 attorneys were recognized in the 2017 U.S. edition.

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